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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

We expect we will see continued innovation in the open finance (finance 2.0) My partner Nick put together a deck outlining USV’s approach to crypto investing earlier this year and we have been using it with founders and investors since then.

United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups

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ImpactAIM Indonesia’s goal is to bridge the world of impact financing with the world of tech startups in Indonesia. The post United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups appeared first on 500 Startups.

How International Founders Can Raise US Financing

Startup Grind

When I was a Y Combinator partner, I noticed that more and more of the batches were companies started by international founders. It's now at 35 percent , and because of this a common question I hear now is: How do you set yourself up to raise money in the U.S.?

New Study by MPOWER Financing Shows the Value of Investing in Immigrants

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The report, “Empowering Global Citizens to Create Global Change,” focuses on the impact of MPOWER Financing’s core product, the world’s only fixed-rate, no-cosigner education loan for international and DACA students at top U.S.

How to Build Authentic Customer Relationships That Spark Innovation

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Business/Finance Tips general StartupWritten for EO by Jason McCann , a lifelong entrepreneur and experienced founder. You wouldn’t be surprised if I said that customer feedback is essential for a startup.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

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Despite these pundits, I sense a fundamental change in the early-stage financing eco-system. If you are new to the entrepreneurial world of startups, you are likely confused by the terminology of seed-stage, lean startups, micro-VCs, and Super Angels.

Disrupting Finance From Above: Wealthfront

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Finance government stimulus Internet Payment Regulation Uncategorized Venture Capital Disruption payments wealthfront Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley believe that the financial services industry in the United States is “ripe for disruption. ” The basis of this argument is really two fold.

Revisiting Paul Graham’s “High Resolution” Financing

Both Sides of the Table

When I first read Paul Graham’s blog post on “High Resolution&# Financing I read it as a treatise arguing that convertible notes are better than equity.

Making Sense of the Stock Market Drops in Relation to Venture Financing

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It will make follow-on financings much harder and people will have to consider whether or not to do inside rounds.

4 Essential Insights for the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

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Do venture capital firms or private equity funds offer debt financing for startups?

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The direct answer to your question is NO, VC and PE funds do not provide debt financing for any companies. Invested Interests debt financing private equity funds startup VCs venture capital firms Their entire business model is based on investing in companies that can potentially offer very high returns. For venture capital, this is typically ten times the invested capital, and those returns can only be achieved through equity appreciation, not debt service.

Should You Fear Outsourcing Your Software Development?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Business/Finance Tips Hiring Management Technology Mike Scott NONA outsourcing software developmentBut only if you are not clear on how to make the correct partner selection. Written by Mike Scott, co-founder and CEO of NONA , a software development studio based in South Africa.

[CyberX in Yahoo Finance] CyberX Sponsors SANS Webinar on Defending Energy Utilities from Cyberattacks

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Equity financing: great for rapid growth startups

Berkonomics

We’ve spoken of financing a young company through friends and family, known as “inside angels.” Those are difficult goals for most entrepreneurs, making this form of financing unavailable to most, but attractive to those that fit into these criteria.

Worried About Regulation? How to Prep Your Business Early for Lifelong Compliance

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Best Practices Business/Finance Tips ManagementWritten for EO by Jim Moran, founder and managing partner of ValueStreet Equity Partners.

[Virgin Hyperloop One in Yahoo Finance] For First Time, Federal Lawmakers Gather in Support of Hyperloop Technology on Capitol Hill

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The Glorious Post Seed Startup Financing Chaos

Fred Destin

Startups Uncategorized Venture Capital angellist chaos financing seed startup The other day I got a call from Scott Kirstner at the Boston Globe answering: “what happens to all these incubators entrepreneurs after Demo Day”. The short answer: chaos. Full of opportunity, but chaos nonetheless.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part I

Gust

It should therefore come as no surprise that an asymmetry of information exists, mostly gleaned from experience, between founders and investors in a venture financing deal. For a traditional VC financing round structured as a sale of preferred stock, the best resources I can recommend are the Term Sheet Series by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson and Startup Company Lawyer by Yokum Taku.

[TechSee in Yahoo Finance] Vodafone PT-TechSee Partnership Brings Innovation to the Customer Care Center

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[Kenna Security in Yahoo Finance] Kenna Security Wins CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award For Second Year In a Row

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[BriefCam in Yahoo Finance] BriefCam® Honored by Frost & Sullivan with Technology Innovation Award

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Can you finance your company with grants?

Berkonomics

If you can finance your enterprise through grants rather than equity or debt, you retain control and when it is time to sell your interest in the business, a lower sales price will create a higher return on your personal investment.

[Celeno in Yahoo Finance] Celeno Announces New Innovation: Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging

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The post [Celeno in Yahoo Finance] Celeno Announces New Innovation: Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging appeared first on OurCrowd. Celeno, a leading provider of smart, innovative Wi-Fi solutions announced today a new technology: Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging. Read more here.

[EduNav in Yahoo Finance] Lumina Foundation Invests in EduNav to Accelerate Breakthrough Approach to Student Success

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The post [EduNav in Yahoo Finance] Lumina Foundation Invests in EduNav to Accelerate Breakthrough Approach to Student Success appeared first on OurCrowd. Lumina Impact Ventures has invested in EduNav, the leading provider of algorithmic-based academic planning software for colleges and universities, to further EduNav’s unique, cutting-edge approach to student success. Read more here.

[Bizzabo in Yahoo Finance] Bizzabo Launches New Innovative Podcast Series “IN-PERSON”

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[OurCrowd in Yahoo Finance] OurCrowd Global Investor Summit: Israel’s Largest Tech Investment Event Returns February 13, 2020 in Jerusalem

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Should Investors in the Same Round of Financing Ever Get Different Prices?

Both Sides of the Table

But Paul Graham really did have a point in his “ high resolution fundraising ” post – that there is a problem – particularly in angel financing – with herding cats.

[TechSee in Yahoo Finance] TechSee and Comdata Announce Massive Enhancements to Point of Sale Service Performance

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The post [TechSee in Yahoo Finance] TechSee and Comdata Announce Massive Enhancements to Point of Sale Service Performance appeared first on OurCrowd. TechSee, the category leader in Intelligent Visual Assistance, and Comdata Inc., a world leader in payment innovation, have uncovered new data demonstrating huge operational enhancements to Comdata’s service delivery for point of sale (POS) systems. Read more here.

[INSIGHTEC in Yahoo Finance] INSIGHTEC Receives FDA Approval and CE Mark for Exablate Neuro With GE SIGNA Premier MR System

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Doing well by doing good: Impact investing & the OurCrowd Impact Fund

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We’re proud to be partnered with Social Finance Israel, a global leader in impact advisory. Corporate Innovation OurCrowd Blog corporate innovation impact investing ourcrowd sir ronald cohen social finance israel

[Kenna Security in Yahoo Finance] Kenna Security Collaborates with VMware to Bridge Security and IT with Risk-Based Vulnerability Prioritization

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The post [Kenna Security in Yahoo Finance] Kenna Security Collaborates with VMware to Bridge Security and IT with Risk-Based Vulnerability Prioritization appeared first on OurCrowd. Today at VMworld 2019 US, Kenna Security, a leader in predictive cyber risk, announced a collaboration to integrate Kenna Security’s vulnerability risk intelligence with VMware AppDefense (part of the VMware vSphere Platinum offering). Read more here.

Do You Need a Crowdfunding Campaign for Your Startup?

Startup Grind

But, before putting all your efforts on finding investors, stop and think about alternative financing methods. Finances Fund Raising Marketing YerevanIs your startup dying? Raising funds for startups is becoming more and more challenging.

Are You A CEO or Entrepreneur? The Difference Could Save Your Business.

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One of the many breakout sessions I attended was focused on finances and led by Octavia Conner , virtual CFO and founder of Say Yes To Profits and she challenged us with the question, "Are you a CEO or are you an entrepreneur?". Money finance mike michalowicz octavia cfo profit first

Convertible Debt: Worst Form Of Seed Financing — Except For All The Others

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How to finance a new seed-stage startup? ” Ressi in particular seems to be passionate about removing the “debt” component from convertible debt seed financing transactions. A convertible note financing is not a loan in the conventional sense.

Good Credit is Good For Business: Nav is Making it Even Easier to Build Business Credit

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Unless you are running a business that specializes in providing financial services, dealing with your own business finances probably isn’t your favorite thing in the world to do. Open a business bank account - it’s important to keep your personal and business finances separate.

[Surgical Theater in Yahoo Finance] Surgical Theater Received Approval to Market the Surgical Navigation Advanced Platform (SNAP) and SuRgical Planner (SRP) Systems from the Israeli Ministry of Health

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Building auction pressure in financings

Tomasz Tunguz

The most effective financing processes, like the most effective auctions, create scarcity. Of late, many founders have been triggering pre-emptive financing processes for their raises. An early process has the potential to eliminate financing risk much earlier than expected. Founders can steer the financing to investors of their choice with more control than a standard process. First, like any financing, these processes are time expensive.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part II

Gust

Last week , we gave some attention to the “why” behind convertible note financing for early stage startups. As with so many subjects in law and finance, mastering the jargon is half the battle. This may seem like a no-brainer now that you understand the basic structure of a convertible debt financing. Amount of Financing : Up to $600,000 may be issued. In this installment, I’ll dig into the “how” by dissecting an example term sheet based on a real deal.

Startup School Week 9 Recap – Carolynn Levy on Modern Startup Financing and Jared Friedman’s Advice for Hard-tech and Biotech Founders

Y Combinator

Her lecture covers modern startup financing. 00:33 – Carolynn Levy – Modern Startup Financing. 5:10 – What hasn’t changed: preferred stock financing, valuation and dilution, communication. 6:42 – Old way of raising early money: Series A preferred stock financing. 9:33 – The transition: bridge loan financings. 15:12 – Is modern early stage financing perfected?

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Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part V

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As we conclude our convertible note financing series, there are assorted terms commonly seen in term sheets and deal documents that are worth touching on briefly. This is the norm for West Coast deals, but it’s often the case in dealing with East Coast investors (more commonly for VC financing rounds rather than angel seed rounds) that the lead investor wants its lawyers to draft the documents.

[Ubimo in Yahoo Finance] Ubimo Location Intelligence Allows Kinetic to Connect the Digital and Physical Worlds for Out-of-Home (OOH) Advertisers

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The post [Ubimo in Yahoo Finance] Ubimo Location Intelligence Allows Kinetic to Connect the Digital and Physical Worlds for Out-of-Home (OOH) Advertisers appeared first on OurCrowd. Ubimo, a leading location intelligence technology company will enable Kinetic US, the leading digital innovator in out-of-home (OOH) advertising, to provide real-time audience segmentation to any geographic entity to improve OOH campaign performance for their clients. Read more here.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part IV

Gust

To account for scenarios in which the startup is acquired before it has a chance to complete a priced equity financing round, most term sheets and deal documents contain a “ change in control ” provision. Suppose the notes converted as if the acquisition were an eligible financing round. This week we move on to something near and dear to the hearts of entrepreneurs and investors alike: The exit, more formally known as a “ liquidity event.”

[Celeno in Yahoo Finance] Orange Labs to Research AI Innovation Over Celeno Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging Platform to Enable New Smart Home Applications

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The post [Celeno in Yahoo Finance] Orange Labs to Research AI Innovation Over Celeno Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging Platform to Enable New Smart Home Applications appeared first on OurCrowd. Celeno, a leading provider of smart, innovative Wi-Fi solutions, announced today that Orange Labs will engage in researching AI classifiers for human postures, behaviors and events to increase contextual interpretation of situations in the home. Read more here.